I just took delivery of a new tarp that I have never heard anybody talk about. It is a dpenigineering Cuben CTF3 and Silnylon Hybrid Tarp from http://www.dplightweightbackpackingg...rotection.html
I got it on a Christmas deal for $100. Talking to DP Dave was a little rocky at first, but I think that I have found a kindred spirit after talking to him for a while.
It is CF on top with no ridgeline seam and silnylon on the sides.
On first inspection, it looks good to me. It weighs 8.8 oz with tie outs and included suspension.
Manufacturer's Specs: weight: 9oz dimensions: 9' 6" long at the ridge line, 8' 4" at the sides bottom, and 7' 10" overall width. My initial measurments concur, besides it being a little lighter than listed. (I will not complain about that) The 6 included Ti stakes weigh 1.1 oz.
It is a fairly small tarp, but I am hoping it will be perfect for my wife's rig.
After I set this thing up, I will report back with photos and evaluation.
I am quite excited to have a Cuben/Sil tarp at around the same price as a sil tarp, but we shall see how it goes from here...